Ross Singer and Jonathan Rochkind describe Ümlaut, an open source OpenURL middleware layer intended to improve the link resolving chain by analyzing incoming citations and intelligently querying resources to better enable access to them. Topic: code4lib, 2008, Ümlaut, OpenURL, link resolver
Jon Phipps gives an introduction to the Metadata Registry, an open source vocabulary, metadata schema, and DC application profile manager and registry. Topic: code4lib, 2008, metadata, registry, dublin core, rdf
Trevor Owens and Shekhar Krishnan introduce Zotero, a free and open source extension for Firefox that allows you to collect, organize and archive your research materials. Topic: code4lib, 2008, zotero, research
The Open Library project (demo.openlibrary.org) is a collaboration between publishers, libraries, booklovers, and technologists to create a wiki with a page for every book. Topic: code4lib, 2008, open library, openlibrary.org
Winona Salesky and Michael Park present the two MODS editors developed by UVM and Brown Universities and introduce the XForms technology as a means for digital libraries to create and manage complex metadata. Topic: code4lib, 2008, xforms, mods
Andrew Nagy talks about architecture and design decisions that were made to turn VuFind into a viable open source project and what future plans are in store, as well as how making the project open source has aided the project (and put him into project leader overtime). Topic: code4lib, 2008, vufind, open source
Bess Sadler describes eIFL-FOSS, a program that advocates free and open source software (FOSS) use in libraries in developing and transition countries. Topic: code4lib, 2008, eIFL-FOSS, open source software, libraries
Noel Peden gives a brief overview of Rails.vim, a Vim plugin for developing Ruby on Rails applications within Vim, and other plugins to turn Vim into an IDE. Topic: code4lib, 2008, rails.vim, rails, ruby, vim, ide
Dave Lester and Jeremy Boggs show Omeka, a simple solution for sharing and publishing collections on the web. Open source, robust, and easy to install, Omeka gives cultural and academic institutions the means to publish archived content into beautiful, customizable web sites and exhibits.
I've been doing a lot of work around extracting as much meaning as possible from Marc records, using RDF as the data structure. Marc is a record-centric format, the result is anything but, with the RDF allowing rich relationships to form in the data that can then be used to drive different navigation techniques. This is about making the most of what is in Marc data to do something new.
Dan Chudnov describes the UNESCO World Digital Library project that aims to make important cultural objects available in digital form. http://www.worlddigitallibrary.org Topic: code4lib, 2008, world digital library, cultural archive
Work is beginning to transform the eloquent yet arcane texts called "library cataloging records" into data elements that will play well in the Web. Beginning with the upcoming revised cataloging rules, called Resource Description and Access, a team of researchers is exploring the abstract model behind bibliographic description. Coyle will cover the philosophy behind the project and will discuss current progress and goals, as well as fears, risks, and even some confusion. ( 1 reviews )
Richard Wallis extends an invitation to participate in the Talis Cybrary Island in Second Life, and to register for a newsletter on general library issues at http://talis.com/newsletters/library/registration. Topic: code4lib, 2008, talis, second life
The background and overview of the technical proposal that would provide standardized integration between integrated library systems and external applications, better enabling libraries to replace their OPAC with an external discovery system. Presented by Emily Lynema and Terry Reese. Topic: code4lib, 2008, opac replacement, integration
Corey Harper proposes the DCMI/RDA task group, formed to analyze the relationship of RDA to other metadata communities and to examine the modeling of library metadata. Topic: code4lib, 2008, dcmi, rdf, rda, metadata